Urgently looking for a new home for 2 outdoor cats!!

Two unwanted outdoor cats living in the barns at Club Hall, Aston since the death of their owner urgently need a new outdoor home before the builders arrive to demolish their home.

Female neutered tortoiseshell who’s friendly when she knows you and likes a tummy scratch, plus a more independent male black and white cat who is probably neutered.  Being fed once a day by a neighbour but need to be rehomed very urgently as she can’t take them in.

Can you find space for them on a farm/stables or anywhere that has an outbuilding they can live in? Free mousing thrown in!!

Please contact Sarah Hanson on 01568 708087 for more information.

SMAAAK – Potato Competition Judging Details

SMAAAK’S Grand Potato Competition will be judged from 6pm next Monday 27th August (Bank Holiday Monday) at The Angel Inn, Kingsland.

Competitor’s should bring their potato with Haulm cut off and all contained in their grow bag (do NOT remove them from the bag).

The judges Mr Frank Morgan and Mr Richard Mathias will remove the potatoes , weigh them and declare the winners etc.

If anyone is away either arrange for a proxy or leave your bag with your name on at the pub please.

Please check your website listings!

We are currently checking and updating (as far as we can), all the entries on the Trades and Services, and Clubs and Organisations pages. We’d be very grateful if you’d check your entry and let us know if anything needs updating or changing.

If you’re a business, club, society or organisation in the parish that is not listed and you would like to be, then please contact us at info@kingslandlife.com

Many thanks!

Kingsland Millennium Green Trust – Open Meeting

Kingsland Millennium Green Trust (KMGT)

There is an open meeting of the Trustees of KMGT in the Coronation Hall on Sat 8th Sep at 10am. Please feel free to come along and if you would like coffee beforehand, that will be available from 9.30am.

Copies of the agenda can be obtained by emailing kmgtsecretary@outlook.com or calling the telephone number below.

It should be noted that the maintenance of the Green is totally funded by voluntary contributions received from within the Community. No funding is received from either the Parish Council or Herefordshire Council in respect of ongoing maintenance. The Trustees are extremely grateful for the continued support for the Green from the residents of Kingsland and the surrounding area.

Andrew Parsons – Hon Sec

Tel 708592

Church Clock Repair – Donations Appeal

On the 1st August our Crowdfunder site for donations to help us repair our 1877 Church clock goes Live and you can donate here:

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/kingsland-church-clock

The site is only open for EIGHT WEEKS which is the maximum permitted by Crowdfunder, so please don’t delay and help us get our clock and chimes back working!

Don’t forget this is a win win situation as if you are a UK taxpayer, donating to a charity can bring tax relief to the giver and allows us to claim Gift Aid.

We need to raise £11,000 and a very generous donor has promised to match £ for £ what we raise up to £3,500. We receive no money from the Church of England for the upkeep of our church, and rely entirely upon the village to assist us – so please help!

A little history and what we hope to do….….

The Church clock, that has served the village of Kingsland for 141 years, has now expired through old age! It was originally installed as a memorial to Thomas Gethin in 1877, and bears the initials of the two Churchwardens of the time, Gethin and Benjamin Lawrence Sanders. The church tower it sits in dates from the 12th Century, and is part of a unique medieval Church in that the building has never been altered or added to since construction finished.

After years of carefully nursing our beautiful clock mechanism it is now beyond repair and needs to be replaced. At the same time we can convert the clock to electrical power such that it no longer requires a weekly wind up.

We are on YouTube- search on Kingsland Parish Church.

Thank you!

Peter King – Church Warden

Coronation Hall Tennis Courts Project – update 6.8.18

The tennis courts in the village were constructed in the 1970s and having only been resurfaced once in the 1990s are in desperate need of resurfacing once more. The Village Hall Committee is looking at raising money through grant funding, developer contributions from recent development in the village (s106 / planning obligations) and donations.

The courts will be resurfaced with free draining tarmacadam to enable greater use throughout the year. The two courts will be marked up primarily for tennis and there will be two netball courts marked up widthways and two fixed basketball hoops within the space for informal play.

Following completion of the works, which we hope will be by next spring, the courts will remain free to use for appropriate sporting activities.

This is a community facility and if you have any views or if you would like to be involved, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Lisa Juson on 01568 708002 or email: shanejuson@hotmail.com